The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Kevin Hart


The holiday season is upon us, and SNL is here to deliver your dose of holiday cheer. An extremely enthusiastic Kevin Hart hosts the final episode of 2017 before we break until January 13 with Sam Rockwell hosting the first spot in the new year. Musical guests Foo Fighters lend their talents to a holiday medley that includes the Vince Guaraldi Peanuts tune “Linus and Lucy.” See how the rest of this holiday episode went down last night — featuring a cameo by the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree — below.

The Best

“Kevin Hart Stand-Up Monologue”

Kevin Hart’s ecstatic baby imitation is the stuff.

“Holiday Jewelry”

Dear Men, just don’t.

“Office Phone Call”

Doug really has to go to the bathroom.

“Captain Shadow and the Cardinal”

Even a black superhero can’t catch a break.

“Weekend Update”

Guy who just bought a boat has tips for your Christmas bang, Trump talk, and women in Hollywood are too busy dealing with rapists and assault to worry about the Golden Globes lack of female representation (which we’re still worried about, bee-tee-dubs).

“Active Jack”

The 2017 version of children’s fitness icon Active Jack has seen better days.

“Kevin Hart Goodnights”

Kind of sweet to see the cast ice skating their goodbyes for the holiday season.

The Worst

“White House Tree Trimming Cold Open”

Kate McKinnon’s Jeff Sessions is the only reason to enjoy these sketches lately. Pointing and laughing at the bad guys isn’t funny enough anymore. It’d be great to get some actual commentary in here.

“Inside the NBA”

Shaq has seen better days.

“Nativity Play”

Seriously hating this trend of more live animals on the show. Stop it, SNL.

“Christmas Party”

Even a giant bear threesome couldn’t save this sketch.

Musical Guest: Foo Fighters